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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Kaingu's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kaingu received a $27 second payment.
Kadzo's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kadzo received a $27 third payment.
Annah's family
access_time 3 days ago
Annah enrolled.
"I live in a small grass-thatched house with my three grandchildren. I sleep and cook in the same house and because of the firewood that I cook with, the whole house is filled with soot due to smoke that is emitted during cooking time. I have been forced to keep my clean clothes in a granary so that it cannot get colored by the smoke. It is for this reason that I have a desire to build another house that is made up of 24 pieces of iron sheet at a cost of KES 20000. Receiving this money will give my family a decent place to call home"
Joan's family
access_time 3 days ago
Joan enrolled.
"I got married in the year 2019 and since then I have had a fair share of challenges, financial instability being the main one. I am a casual laborer and I work in people's farms doing weeding to earn a living. These jobs are so challenging because many times my employers shout at me and this often makes me offended. I have always desired to venture into dairy farming so that I can employ myself. I plan to buy a cow with my transfer for KES 25000. This cow will produce 5-7liters of milk which I will sell at KES 40 a liter. Receiving this money will make my family financially independent"
Emaline's family
access_time 3 days ago
Emaline enrolled.
"I have always wanted to start a business since I did a tailoring course but due to lack of capital, I have not been able to fulfill my dream. My to-do list is to buy a sewing matching worth KES 20,000, then rent a place at the market that will cost me around KES 3000 per month and save the rest of the money for any arising emergencies in the family."
Sidi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Sidi enrolled.
"My family of four members has no toilet so we normally use neighbor's one. This is a practice which has been challenging especially when visitors pay us a visit as it's a shame to lack that crucial property. Receiving this money would mean solving that problem once and for all because I plan to build a toilet and a bathroom where my family will have a decent place to relieve themselves as well as taking shower. This would bring so much joy and dignity in my family. I will spend KES 7000 on making this structure. I have been having chest ache for three years now but due to lack of money, I could not go to the hospital for check up and treatment. Therefore I will also spend KES 10, 000 to seek medical attention."
Dzendere's family
access_time 3 days ago
Dzendere enrolled.
"School fees and renovation of my house are my key priorities when I receive this money. I want the best for my children and it is through education that they can achieve that. My two children will be completing their primary education and will be joining secondary almost immediately. This money has come as a relief since I will set aside KES 30,000 for their next level of education. For the house, I plan to put stone pillars in all the corner walls so as to strengthen them. This will avoid the frequent repairs that have been brought about by the loose mud. This will cost me around KES 20,000."
Rose's family
access_time 3 days ago
Rose enrolled.
"Emotional stress is the biggest challenge I am facing. I lost my last born son due to covid 19. He was 45 years. This was just before my husband was diagnosed with cancer. I am always filled with sadness."
Peter's family
access_time 3 days ago
Peter received a $27 second payment.
Kahindi's family
access_time 3 days ago
Kahindi received a $27 third payment.